Vietnam reports five new imported Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   August 26, 2020 | 03:49 am PT
Vietnam reports five new imported Covid-19 cases
A medical staff conducts Covid-19 tests in central Quang Tri Province. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Tao.
Vietnam recorded five new Covid-19 cases Wednesday evening, all imported, taking the country's active cases to 412.

"Patient 1030", a 42-year-old male resident of Que Vo District in the northern province of Bac Ninh, and "Patient 1031," a 38-year old male resident of HCMC’s District 6, are both returnees from the United Arab Emirates.

They landed August 9 at the Can Tho International Airport on Vietnam Airlines flight VN5002 and were quarantined upon arrival in the southern province of Bac Lieu. They tested negative for the virus August 10 but positive on August 25.

They had contracted the virus in the UAE, but had tested negative three times there before returning to Vietnam.

"Patient 1032", a 21-year-old resident of Hanoi’s Cau Giay District, Hanoi, "Patient 1033", a 58-year-old woman from Dong Hoi Town , Quang Binh Province, and "Patient 1034", a 34-year-old man from Hai Duong Province, are all returnees from Russia.

The three landed August 11 at the Van Don International Airport in northern Quang Ninh Province on Vietnam Airlines flight VN5062 and were quarantined upon arrival. They tested negative for the virus on August 13 and positive on August 25.

Vietnam has recorded 1,034 Covid-19 cases so far, with 632 recoveries. All 29 of its Covid-19 deaths to date have been of patients with pre-existing conditions, renal failure the most common among them. The youngest death to date has been that of a 33 year old person and the oldest 93.

Among the active patients, 167 have tested negative at least once.

There have been 687 community transmission cases to date, of which 547 cases are linked to Da Nang City since July 25.

Covid-19 has claimed over 820,000 lives globally.

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